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Al-Qaeda’s European Recruiting Drive

Because of the relative ease with which certain Europeans can enter the US, they make highly desirable al-Qaeda recruits, reports Director of National Intelligence McConnell. Those willing to answer the call are sent to terrorist training camps in Pakistan, where they receive training in how to build bombs out of commercially available substances.

While a seemingly sound strategy designed to combat perceived racial bias in screening practices, evidence recently captured in the US suggests that al-Qaeda’s adoption of a Caucasian army may very well backfire.